KUMARI SELJA

  • Kumari Selja blames Bhupinder Singh Hooda for Congress's defeat, says Haryana was a one man show 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after the party's massive and humiliating drubbing in Assembly elections 2014, senior Congress leader Kumari Selja blamed former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the defeat. After being reduced to almost a regional party status in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress was trying to regain...
  • Body of a man found at Congress leader Kumari Selja's residence in Delhi August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of a man has been found in former minister and Congress leader Kumari Selja's residence in New Delhi on Monday morning. A police and forensic team have reached her residence. The body is of Selja's domestic help's husband. The PCR call was made at 8 am on...
  • News 360: UP's Principal Home secretary sacked over increasing rape cases in state June 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government which is facing severe flak for the surging rate of crime against women and children in the state on Monday removed Principal Secretary for Home, Anil Gupta. This comes a day after the Akhilesh Yadav government removed its Chief Secretary Javed Usmani over the Badaun gangrape case...
  • Hooda should have resigned following Congress's decimation in Haryana: Kumari Selja June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kumari Selja launched a scathing attack on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda saying he should have owned up to the party's decimation in Lok Sabha elections and offered to resign. Speaking to CNNIBN, the former Union Minister said Hooda should have himself offered to quit...
  • Kumari Selja may lead Haryana Congress after party's rout in Lok Sabha polls: sources May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With reports of the Congress undergoing an overhaul in Monday's CWC meet, party sources have told IBNLive that many party leaders will follow suit if Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi resign from their respective posts. Haryana is amongst the states where the Congress faced rout as the party won...
  • Congress rejigs party posts ahead of LS elections April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has reallocated work ahead of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has been appointed as the Congress's new media in-charge. Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been made incharge of Gujarat, while Union Minister Kumari Selja has been...
  • President accepts Kumari Selja's resignation January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Tuesday night given additional charge of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry following the resignation of Kumari Selja. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accepted the Selja's resignation with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said. Selja, who has been nominated as...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 28, 2014

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  • Pawar, Goel among 25 likely to be elected unopposed to RS January 28, 2014

    Union minister Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Murli Deora, RPI's Ramdas Athawale and Vijay Goel (BJP) are likely to be elected unopposed along with 21 others in various states in the February 7 biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha as Digvijay Singh and Kumari Selja entered the fray on Tuesday. The victory...
  • News 360: Setback to gay activists, SC dismisses review petition January 28, 2014

    In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. ...
  • LS polls: Congress aims to bring new faces to counter antiincumbency January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to change the face of the Congress, many new and young faces are being inducted into the party with a view to contest the Lok Sabha elections. The move came even as many old faces are being moved to the Rajya Sabha. Union Social Welfare Minister...
  • Kumari Selja may quit Union Ministry, work for Congress ahead of polls January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Kumari Selja may quit the Union Cabinet, according to Congress sources. Going by the sources, Selja is expected to work for the party ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. She currently holds the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Earlier in the day, Congress had also...
  • Congress names Kumari Selja, MP Sanjay Singh for RS poll January 28, 2014

    Union Minister Kumari Selja on Tuesday was named Congress nominee for Rajya Sabha elections, putting an end to speculation that former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit could be brought to the Upper House from Haryana. Congress also nominated Sultanpur MP Sanjay Singh from Assam besides renominating Assam PCC chief Bhubaneswar Kalita...
  • Congress names Kumari Selja, Bhubaneshwar Kalita, Sanjay Singh for Rajya Sabha January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has named Lok Sabha MP from Ambala Kumari Selja for the Rajya Sabha from Haryana while Bhubaneshwar Kalita and Sanjay Singh have been nominated from Assam. The party has also decided to support the nomination of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prem Chand Gupta for the Rajya Sabha...
  • Manual scavenging is a pernicious practice, sanctified by the caste system: Jairam Ramesh October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: As the temple vs toilet debate refuses to die, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who no longer holds the sanitation portfolio, is using every opportunity to push the case for more toilets to end open defaecation, eradication of the pernicious practice of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of...
  • Congress MP says politics is a lucrative business October 6, 2013

    Ambala: Congress leader from Haryana Birendra Singh has stoked a controversy by claiming that politics is a lucrative business. Addressing a rally in Amabala, the Rajya Sabha MP made a shocking claim that one could earn crores of money after joining politics, even if they have failed in other spheres...
  • Those in AC rooms should visit villages, says Hooda June 9, 2013

    Karnal: A day after Union minister Kumari Selja and some Congress leaders attacked him over "tardy implementation of Centre policies for the uplift of Dalits", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said those "in air conditioned rooms should personally visit" the villages to see the development. Hooda said...
  • Govt to introduce National Policy on Drug Abuse soon March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to check the alarming rise of drug abuse in various parts of the country, government will soon introduce a 'National Policy on Drug Abuse' and has formed an expert committee to suggest guidelines for it. The need to have a National Policy on Drug Abuse was felt...
  • Cabinet divided over tax exemption for ICC April 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and Tourism Minister Kumari Selja objected to the tax waiver to the International Cricket Council in a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, sources said. The Cabinet had on Thursday approved a Rs 45 crore service tax exemption to the ICC,...
  • Tourism industry sees a decline of 8.6 pc December 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Tourists have given India a miss this year. Tourism, which is the highest foreign exchange collector for the Government of India, has registered an 8.6 per cent decline in the year 2009. This decline is the worst drop in the last one decade. It is bad, in fact...
  • Hooda gets competition; Kumari Selja in CM race October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The ride has not been very easy Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is hoping to retain the Chief Minister's post in Haryana. Sevral nonJat leaders from the state have conveyed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi that the Chief Minister need not be from the Jat community as Jats...
  • Selja meets FM, asks for budgetary sops for tourism June 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Tourism Kumari Selja urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to offer budgetary incentives for the tourism industry as it is facing a crunch due to global economic slowdown. Leading a delegation of key stake holders from tourism industry, Selja met the Finance Minister and submitted a memorandum...
  • IndiaAus diplomatic ties strained after race attacks June 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian community is continuing to protest across Australia in response to several attacks on Indian students. Some students are now arming themselves with bats to patrol subway stations in the worstaffected suburbs and are also retaliating against suspected attackers even though Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has warned...
  • Selja puts off Oz trip June 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja postponed her Australia visit next month in the wake of a series of attacks on Indian students in that country. "I am not going to Australia for the tourism promotional event scheduled in July," Selja said. The Tourism Ministry had planned a series of promotional...
  • Readerspeak: Selja should resign August 18, 2006

    New Delhi: On Friday, a CNNIBN special investigation showed how the Minister of State for Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Selja, has been used by fake job scamsters in Haryana. The special investigation team has documentary evidence to prove the that she is embroiled in an ironical controversy and even...
  • Sandhu had Haryana Cong blessings August 18, 2006

    New Delhi: The CNN IBN's Special Investigation Team has found out that hundreds of victims across seven states paid up to Rs 2 lakh each for getting jobs in a Public Sector firm that turned out to be fake. D K Bansal a Congress MLA from Ambala Cantonment in Haryana, a...
  • Minister embroiled in job scam August 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja is embroiled in an ironical controversy. A special investigation by CNNIBN has found she may have been used by fake job scamsters in Haryana. The team has documentary evidence and has met victims who paid up to...